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BTEC and A Level UCAS points

'Can I get into university with a BTEC?' is one of the questions we’re most frequently asked by students. And the short answer is yes!

The tables show the number of UCAS tariff-points Level 3 BTEC Nationals that will be awarded on applications for 2017 submissions onwards.

A new UCAS tariff has been introduced for HE courses starting in 2017. The UCAS tariff-points for the BTEC Nationals are aligned with A levels in exactly the same way as they were previously on the old tariff.
 

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In applications submitted for 2017 admissions onwards, the new Level 3 BTEC Nationals will qualify for the following UCAS tariff points. 

Extended Diploma Diploma Foundation Diploma Extended Certificate Certificate AS level A level UCAS tariff points
D*D*D*             168
D*D*D             160
D*DD             152
DDD             144
DDM             128
DMM D*D*           112
  D*D           104
MMM DD           96
    D*         84
MMP DM           80
              78
    D         72
MPP MM           64
      D*     A* 56
PPP MP M D     A 48
            B 40
  PP   M     C 32
        D*     28
    P   D   D 24
          A   20
      P M B E 16
          C   12
          D   10
        P     8
          E   6

In applications submitted for 2017 admissions onwards, the Level 3 BTEC Nationals (QCF) will qualify for the following UCAS tariff points.  

Extended Diploma Diploma 90-credit Diploma Subsidiary Diploma Certificate AS level A level UCAS tariff points
D*D*D*             168
D*D*D             160
D*DD             152
DDD             144
DDM             128
DMM D*D*           112
  D*D           104
MMM DD           96
    D*D*         84
MMP DM           80
    D*D         78
    DD         72
MPP MM           64
    DM         60
      D*     A* 56
PPP MP MM D     A 48
            B 40
    MP         36
  PP   M     C 32
        D*     28
    PP   D   D 24
          A   20
      P M B E 16
          C   12
          D   10
        P     8
          E   6

In applications submitted for 2017 admissions onwards, the Level 3 BTEC Nationals in Children’s Play, Learning and Development (introduced in 2012) and the revised version amended to meet the Early Years Educator criteria (introduced in 2014) will qualify for the following UCAS tariff points. 

Diploma Certificate Subsidiary Certificate Award Subsidiary Award AS level A level UCAS tariff points
D*D*D*             168
D*D*D             160
D*DD             152
DDD             144
DDM             128
DMM D*D*           112
  D*D           104
MMM DD           96
    D*D*         84
MMP DM           80
    D*D         78
    DD         72
MPP MM           64
    DM         60
      D*     A* 56
PPP MP MM D     A 48
            B 40
    MP         36
  PP   M     C 32
        D*     28
    PP   D   D 24
          A   20
      P M B E 16
          C   12
          D   10
        P     8
          E   6
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